Table 1 : Comparison of methane producers (n=5) versus non-methane producers
(n=15) (mean ± SD).


Parameters Methane positive subjects N=5 Non-methane subjects N=15 P value*

Age (yrs) 48.8±10.0 37.7±12.1 P=0.17
BMI (kg/m2) 23.9±0.2 25.0±8.0 P=0.53
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL) 77.6±14.5 80.26±8.10 P=0.6
Insulin (µU/mL) 7.16±3.85 11.06±7.44 P=0.28
Baseline НОМА-IR 1.32 ± 0.72 2.21±1.52 P=0.23
180 minutes glucose AUC§
post OGTT (mg/dL)
774.2±140.3 585.5±128.3 P=0.03

*P<0.05 considered statistically significant
BMI: Body mass index
HOMA-IR: Homeostasis model of insulin resistance
§AUC: Area under the curve
OGTT: 75 gm Oral glucose tolerance test

Mathur et al.Research Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism  2014 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2053-3640-2-2